Holothuria sanctori

Scientific name Holothuria sanctori
Descriptor Delle Chiaje
Year of description 1823
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Holothuria
Holothuria sanctori Holothuria sanctori


Holothuria sanctori is a salt water echinoderm.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    20 - 30 cm
  • Size
    20 - 30 cm

How to recognize Holothuria sanctori ?

Holothuria sanctori measures between 20 and 30 cm. This echinoderm is bicolore with a predominantly marron and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Holothuria sanctori is an echinoderm solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is scavenger . This echinoderm lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although Holothuria sanctori is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    • Active sexual selection

Holothuria sanctori is an echinoderm ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

Holothuria sanctori is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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Bibliographic references

Feeding and movement patterns of the sea cucumber Holothuria sanctori - P. G. Navarro - S. Garcia-Sanz - J. M. Barrio - F. Tuya - Springer link - 2013. 160

Reproductive biology of the sea cucumber Holothuria sanctori (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) - P. G. Navarro - S. Garcia-Sanz - Fernando Tuya - Scientia Marina - 2012. 160

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